Local recurrence and survival following nerve sparing radical cystoprostatectomy for bladder cancer: 10-Year followup

Mark P. Schoenberg, Patrick C. Walsh, Daniel R. Breazeale, Fray F. Marshall, Jacek L. Mostwin, Charles B. Brendler

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Abstract

Purpose: The efficacy of nerve sparing radical cystoprostatectomy for the treatment of bladder cancer has been evaluated. We reviewed our 10-year experience with this technique to ascertain survival and local recurrence rates. Materials and Methods: The charts of 101 patients treated with nerve sparing cystoprostatectomy between March 1982 and November 1989 were reviewed and updated. Results: The disease-specific 10-year survival rate for all stages of bladder cancer treated was 69% and the 10-year survival rate free of local recurrence was 94%. Recovery of sexual function following nerve sparing cystectomy correlated with patient age: 62% in men 40 to 49 years old, 47% in men 50 to 59 years old, 43% in men 60 to 69 years old and 20% in men 70 to 79 years old. Conclusions: Nerve sparing radical cystoprostatectomy does not compromise cancer control and provides improved postoperative quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)490-494
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume155
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1996

Keywords

  • bladder neoplasms
  • cystectomy
  • prostatectomy
  • prostatic neoplasms
  • survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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